Labour Attacks Tories Over Close Associations with Murdoch

Labour Attacks Tories Over Close Associations with Murdoch

London : United Kingdom | Jul 31, 2011 at 12:29 AM PDT
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By mikefreeman

Labour have stepped up their attacks on the Prime Minister David Cameron and the Conservative Party capitalises on the public’s disquiet at the close association between politicians and the media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s empire.

David Cameron and his Cabinet must “come clean” about their close association with the News of the World, Rupert Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks and other News International executives and also their discussions with the Murdoch’s over the BSkyB takeover bid.

The Labour Party has sent a letter containing fifty questions that it claims have “not been answered” by the Prime Minister and the Conservative Party.

A Coalition spokeswoman in reply to Labour said: "We have addressed all these issues already and we moved quickly to publish all ministerial meetings with editors and proprietors.”

The Labour Party is keeping up the pressure on the Prime Minister David Cameron and his colleagues about Andy Coulson, the former News of the World editor who worked as David Cameron’s Communications Chief for two and a half years before he was sacked to save the Prime Ministers reputation.

Shadow culture secretary Ivan Lewis said: "A tangled web of their own making will not go away until they and their cabinet colleagues give full and frank answers to legitimate questions."

Ironically it has been reported in press that Labour leader Ed Miliband had 15 meetings or social contacts with News International executives and Chancellor George Osborne had 16!

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